America Arizona Christianity/Religion Church Culture Humor Lake Havasu Life Music Pentecostal Photography Religion Social

Broken Easter Shoes

Broken Easter Shoes, originally uploaded by Shirley Buxton.

I was late for yesterday’s Easter morning church service.

I bought these shoes last year, and I thought they looked cute enough with the clothes I selected to wear to service yesterday. They’re not terribly expensive shoes, although I don’t recall exactly what I paid for them. The upper part is of Italian leather, and it beats me what the rest of the stuff is. The label calls it man made material Well, some man messed up.

A half hour or so before the service was scheduled to begin, I walked into the church, and as I did, I had a strange feeling somewhere around my right foot. I stopped, tipped down my head to get a good look at the place where something peculiar seemed to be happening, and saw that my shoe had broken sharply in half.

What to do? Mike giggled as we both looked at the shoe. There was no way to repair the thing.

“Guess I can walk around barefoot.”

Mike was grinning. “Well…Mom.”

The problem was I had to go to a hotel yet and pick up my brother who was visiting and if I took the time to go back to the motor home for another pair of shoes I would be late for church.

Guess I could walk around barefoot, I thought again. You know our church is little and a bit on the casual side seeing this is Lake Havasu and it’s starting to get quite warm, and sometimes people even come in shorts…I was thinking all this, but then I had a little vision of exactly how it would look for the pastor’s wife to be traipsing around barefoot on Easter Sunday morning.

“I’m going home for shoes. Probably be late,” I told Mike and Jerry.

I was late. Several people grinned as I came in, I did a bit of greeting here and there and walked across the floor to the keyboard.

Easter morning service could begin. I was there. πŸ™‚


My devotional blog is here.

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 81 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 64 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

6 replies on “Broken Easter Shoes”

I must say, I’m not surprised that this would happen to you Sis. Buxton. I hope you keep a diary. You could write a “best seller” with what would be in that diary. Never a dull moment around you. And, Shawna, what were you doing at Jennifer’s at 1:00 a.m.? Glad you are so close to each other. Love to all………….


Ha ha ha ….. this is so funny! I’m sitting in my sister’s kitchen having a bit of cereal at almost 1:00 a.m. and I am dying laughing! I can totally envision it…. something peculiar happening indeed!


Well at least you did not fall. THAT would have been awful.
Reminds me of a visiting evangelist’s wife at the piano, the bench was right there close to the edge of the stairs (couple of steps only) and she fell of and down etc… he kept right on, she got up, got back on the piano bench, just like nothing. The best part – she was not hurt!
Anyway, I’m glad it was just a shoe. And you had an awesome service I’m sure – God is good!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s